Basic slot machine strategy tips
In the following three basic tips we have put together the best online strategy guide for slot machines. Follow these tips, along with the bankroll management tips in the section above, and you will put yourself in the best position to lose less and keep some more of your money.
1 Always “Max Bet”
Slot machines allow players to choose how much to wager per spin. Not only can you choose your denomination, you can also choose how many units of that denomination to use each time the reels spin.
In return for your bigger bet, you get access to bigger prizes and more valuable bonus rounds and side games. For example, a thirty payline game may only pay out its maximum prizes and give access to its most valuable jackpots for players wagering a balance on all thirty paylines.
Obviously, it is smart to bet maximum on every spin.
If you hit a combination of symbols that results in a big jackpot but you only wagered a single payline or maybe two paylines, you will never stop kicking yourself.
Since slot machines are completely random, there is no way of knowing when you are more or less likely to hit these combinations. Therefore, you should always bet the maximum amount on each spin.
There is an addition to this tip – it means that you have to choose a machine where you can afford to play the maximum bet for the entire session. Understand that slot machines spit out tons of decisions every hour.
If you are playing a quick game you can see 600 decisions per hour of the game. If your bet is a maximum of € 1.50 per spin, you face completely different costs than if you play on a € 0.25 machine, where the per-spin rate is € 7.50.
It is important to work out the size of a maximum bet on each machine before playing as you should never bet less than the maximum number of credits.
2 The simplest games give you the best odds
Decide what type of slots player you are:
Either you are looking for the best possible odds
The best possible entertainment
If you’re playing slots for entertainment, you’d better have a large bankroll. The games with the highest entertainment value (audio clips, video clips, bonus games, progressive jackpots, etc.) are also the ones with the longest odds, and to make things worse, they also have high per-spin costs.
If you’re the type of slot machine player who is out to save money and get every penny that can be squeezed out of the casino, you should stick to the simplest slot machines you can find.
Skip any game with a bonus round. Stick to games with only one or three paylines. Find the classic slots and plant yourself there.
Whatever you do, make sure you are playing a game that others describe as “boring”. As long as you’re not having too much fun, you’re likely doing good business from a odds perspective.
3 Avoid progressive slots
Progressive slots attract players with promises of life-changing payouts in the millions. The largest single jackpot in Las Vegas history was on a slot machine – a jackpot of $ 36 million on a Megabucks progressive machine.
Unfortunately, these progressive prizes also attract players who have no place in high-risk, long-odds contests like progressive games. If you are trying to keep your bankroll going for as long as possible, you should never place a single bet on a progressive machine.
These games cost a lot – a portion of each bet is added to the progressive jackpot, which means that the games are modified to be less beneficial to the player. Casino operators have to take the cost of the progressive jackpot from somewhere – surprise, surprise, it comes from the player.
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